Prof. Alexander Horstmann (Tallinn University)
Alexander Horstmann is a social anthropologist, working currently on a project on the Karen refugee crisis, humanitarian assistance and on the centrality of religion and religious movements in the strategies and life transitions of Karen refugees. He also continues his research on coexistence of Theravada Buddhism and Islam in Southern Thailand. Before joining the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University, Bangkok, he was a senior researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany, where he remains as research partner. He is currently member of a research team led by Decha Tangseefa (Thammasat University) on the Karen refugee crisis funded by the Thailand Research Fund. Alexander spent many years in Thailand, speaks Thai, and did his ethnographic fieldwork primarily in the mid-South and now Northwestern Thailand.
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